Have you ever been stung by a nettle? It's hard to forget that burning sensation, the pain and burning from hives and blisters. Stinging nettles are found all over the world, and bloom every year. It's almost impossible to get away from the invasive plant.
Traditionally syrup nettle is used to clean the blood, but it is tasty and refreshing drink if you mix it with sparkling water and some ice. Learn how to create one.
This juice is good against rheumatism and arthritis, as nettle have a lot of iron and used it to fight anemia.
Even those who drink it have asthma and skin problems. Also, it is believed that preventing respiratory and urinary problems, as well as hair loss.
You do not have to always diluted with water, you can just sprinkle over their American pancakes.
We bring you two recipes – one quite simple, and the other in combination with lemon and honey.
The simplest syrup nettle
You will need:
– 1 kg young nettle leaves
– 2.5 liters of water and
– Sugar (500 grams for every 500 ml of fluid).
Wash and drain nettle leaves, so they plunge into the water and simmer on medium heat for about an hour, adding water ukuha. Strain, add sugar and stir until completely melted. The resulting syrup, pour into glass bottles and seal. (Leaves of nettle can add berries and leaves in the ratio 1: 1).
Nettle, honey and lemon
400 gr fresh young nettle leaves,
– Juice of 6 lemons bigger,
– 800 gr of sugar,
– 5 spoonfuls of honey and meadow
– 1 liter of filtered water.
There’s a trick, if you do not like the idea with such a lot of sugar. You can replace it with honey, but only a part, say 300 gr – replace with 1 kg of honey, but do not cook and add the cooled syrup. This obtained juice has a shorter shelf life.
Nettle wash and chop. Pour water into the pan and put sugar (for example, half brown, half white). Everything you put on the stove to cook, stirring occasionally (when you boil let it simmer for 5 minutes). If there is foam on the surface, remove it with a spoon.
Nettle put in a ceramic bowl and pour the sugar syrup. Cover plate and press harder or glass of the jar. Leave it for 10 minutes. Now add the lemon juice and honey. Hands keep squeezing the juice and taking the nettle. When you get the syrup, then strain it through a sieve if necessary and the job is done. Pour the syrup into sterilized bottles, close and leave it on the heat and dark place.
You mix the juice ¼ cups of syrup with 3/4 water. A syrup may last for 6 months.
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